So ok I just had to start another mandala project. 🙈 And this time I fell for the Mandala Madness CAL from 2016. Yes I know, I’m such a sucker for CAL:s. But they are almost always so much fun, well worked and absolutely stunning.
Trying to contrast my oh so colorful Atlanticus this will be challenging in the opposite way. I’ve chosen to only use three colors. A raspberry red, a vintage rose and a crispy white.
As gorgeous as it is in its full size I’ll probably settle for making it in a “baby blanket-version”. I already have several large blankets in the making and I would love to finish it sometime this year. 😅
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Drops Belle in the shades White (01), Mauve (16) and Cherry (12).
Clover Amour 3,5mm.
Me and the amazing CrochetingKay has been busy working on our first collaboration as Sisters in Stitch – the Midsummer Seven!
I’m so in love and happy with the result by mixing our two esthetic ways which became a delicate floral wreath. It’s perfect for the Midsummer celebration, summer festivities and any other day of course.
So stay tuned for more info, pics and the pattern release tomorrow!
A quick update:
I’m so in love with this CAL! Each and every round is pure magic, and the pattern is so well written. We are now at part 3 out of 12, and the circle starts to become a square. Little E is also quite fond of all it’s pretty colors. 😘
Firstly, I’m totally hooked on the Atlanticus with all its challenging and stunning overlays. As I said in my last post; I choosed a yarn I happened to have, in 7 different colors, at home: Drops loves you 7. It’s a cotton yarn that worked perfectly for this mandala. I placed the colors by heart and hoped for the best, and I’m so pleased with how they turned out. The next part is released on Monday and I can’t wait!
My morning beginning by breakfast…
…and a few hours later:
I love it!!! 😍
The next mandala inspired pattern I’m working on is different clues from the Nuts About Squares CAL. It’s gonna be several amazing squares that I will use as a compliment to my blanket from Drops CAL Spring Lane. In the beginning the Drops CAL was filled with the most stunning larger squares. But after some weeks the small, and very tedious, squares came along. They were bulky and unfortunately I did not like them at all. So after making about 60 of them I stopped. And now this is my plan B, to add more squares from different patterns. It could be great. Cross my fingers and hopes for the best!
And here you have three of them. The beginning of the 7th clue of Nuts About Squares, the Atlanticus and my own. 😄
I fell head over heals in love with this gorgeous pattern by Hooked on Sunshine called the Atlanticus. It’s a CAL that started this week and is ongoing for the next 14 weeks, a new part is released every Monday. The pattern can be found by following this link.
After posting this pic above on both Facebook and my Instagram; I got so much love and questions from so many people regarding my choice of yarn and colors. So therefore I decided to post all info here for anyone to use.
The yarn is simply what I had many of at home: Drops loves you 7. Unfortunately, I’ve tossed the paper ribbons around them but I believe I’ve figured them out anyway, see the list below. 😇
A = White (01)
B = Old pink (13)
C = Light blue (06)
D = Light pink (14)
E = Vanilla (08)
F = Pink (15)
G = Light turquoise (19)
H = Lilac (12)
Today I started on a “mom friendly” project. By this I mean something to crochet and experiment with but at the same time let’s me keep my eyes on little E as she runs around outside exploring everything in her way. Right now the fascinations are ants, bugs, sand and water.. For E I mean, not me. I take learning new stitches over ants any day of the week. 😘
Yarn: Drops love you 7
Hook: Clover Amour 3.5 mm
This post is about my mothers delicious tomatoe-bread. It’s so far only in Swedish. If you would like I can try to translate it. Please let me know if so and I’ll get right on it! 😇
Fick många förfrågningar om receptet på brödet via instagram igår. Min mamma bakar alltid detta under somrarna vilket gör det lite extra speciellt för mig. Många minnen och mycket kärlek..
Det är ett underbart fluffigt “lantbröd” med krispig utsida och saftig insida, vars sälta och sötma kommer från soltorkade tomater.
Mamma Maritas tomatbröd.
1 pkt jäst, 14 dl vetemjöl, 5 dl fingervarmt vatten, 3 tsk salt, 1 liten burk soltorkade tomater i olja.
Blanda sen allt kort och gott i en bunke (du kan med fördel hälla med lite av tomaternas olja i degen)!
Låt jäsa i 40 min.
Baka ut två runda bröd.
Jäs i 30 min till.
Skär skåror i brödets ovansida.
Baka i mitten av ugnen på 200 grader i ca 30-40 min.
Lägg på galler, utan duk, och låt svalna.
Tips! Skär lite oliver, ringla i lite olivolja och smula havssalt i degen för en extra grekisk känsla. Du kan självfallet även byta ut delar av vetemjölet mot exemplevis grahamsmjöl för att få det än mer mätta de och matigt! 😄
..has been packed! 😅 A lot of errands, a cozy crochetdate with a dear friend and trying to re-think some projects. So there has not been so much crocheting at all so far. Hope to change that tonight by working on some ufo:s, but I’ve been too tiered lately. I might blame it on the greyish weather. It has been such windy and cold days. When will the sun come back again?! I need some light to be my usual energetic self.
Until then I just have to settle for warm knits, freshly baked bread and my beloved yarn.
A while back I got the questions if I would like to test the pattern for Favoritgarners latest CAL, and of course I said yes! The designer is none the less than the colorful and creative My from @mydiy.se who has created a gorgeous blanket for us to crochet.
It comes in two sizes: a larger afghan (115x150cm) and a smaller blanket (70x100cm). You can choose between 14 (!) amazingly spicy yarn-packages from Scheepjes, or compose one with your own favorite colors. Nina at Favoritgarner can definitely help you out. Just send her a message at their support. They ship worldwide!
I’m doing the smaller version as a bead spread for my daughter. I choosed the gorgeous combinations of grey and pink, called the Spicy Marbel. The colors are so soft and subtle, works perfect with my favorite northern color scheme.
The CAL started yesterday but it’s definitely not to late to join in! As it’s a mystery CAL a new part is released once a week, and the pattern will also be available after it has ended. Just follow this link to their facebook for more info. You can get the pattern and support in both English and Swedish. I hope you will check it out! You won’t regret it. 😘
Lately I have been working on a new little project, the one seen in the previous post; involving solid granny squares. I’m hooked. They are quick to make and turns out gorgeous. I chose this kind of square because I wanted them to be a bit more airy than the completely solid ones. I’m also doing mine in linen which gives them a great sturdiness for their purposes.
I will share more about the project later on but for now I thought it could be fun to see them grow and also provide you with the link to their pattern which you can find here.
Yarn: Sandnes Line
Hook: Clover Amour, 3.5mm
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